|Paul Collier's new rules for rebuilding a broken nation - TED.com|
Long conflict can wreck a country, leaving behind poverty and chaos. But what's the right way to help war-torn countries rebuild? At TED@State, Paul Collier explains the problems with current post-conflict aid plans, and suggests 3 ideas for a better approach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; global issues; money; politics; poverty; state-building; 2009
|Rory Stewart: Why democracy matters - TED.com|
The public is losing faith in democracy, says British MP Rory Stewart. Iraq and Afghanistan’s new democracies are deeply corrupt; meanwhile, 84 percent of people in Britain say politics is broken. In this important talk, Stewart sounds a call to action to rebuild democracy, starting with recognizing why democracy is important -- not as a tool, but as an ideal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; corruption; global issues; government; politics; society; state-building; TEDxHousesofParliament; 2012
|Carne Ross: An independent diplomat - TED.com|
After 15 years in the British diplomatic corps, Carne Ross became a "freelance diplomat," running a bold nonprofit that gives small, developing and yet-unrecognized nations a voice in international relations. At the BIF-5 conference, he calls for a new kind of diplomacy that gives voice to small countries, that works with changing boundaries and that welcomes innovation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Business Innovation Factory; TED; Talks; global issues; innovation; iraq; politics; state-building; 2009
|Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade? - TED.com|
Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing -- mostly unreported -- piece of front-page-worthy good news: We're winning the war against child mortality. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital stories.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; data; development; health; state-building; statistics; third world; TEDxChange; 2010
|Peter Gabriel fights injustice with video - TED.com|
Musician and activist Peter Gabriel shares his very personal motivation for standing up for human rights with the watchdog group WITNESS -- and tells stories of citizen journalists in action.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; activism; arts; collaboration; culture; film; global issues; music; social change; state-building; storytelling; 2006
|Parag Khanna maps the future of countries - TED.com|
Many people think the lines on the map no longer matter, but Parag Khanna says they do. Using maps of the past and present, he explains the root causes of border conflicts worldwide and proposes simple yet cunning solutions for each.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; history; map; politics; state-building; war; world cultures; 2009
|Ashraf Ghani on rebuilding broken states - TED.com|
Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; bottom-up; business; corruption; culture; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; military; philanthropy; poverty; state-building; third world; 2005